How to Make Cinnamon Honey Butter

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Imagine a warm jar of cinnamon and honey swirled together with butter to a rich creamy texture. You don’t have to imagine it – you can make it with just a little effort. In this guide, you will learn how to whip up homemade cinnamon honey butter in your kitchen. It only requires 3 ingredients. It is almost too simple to mess up but there are a few tips of the trade that you should know to make sure your honey butter is extraordinary.

Homemade cinnamon honey butter in a white dish with a honey bee towel.

Honey and cinnamon are two very common ingredients – that most of you probably already have on hand. Using honey in recipes is a great way to add some sweetness using natural sugars. Don’t let that jar sit in your pantry – bring it out and whip up something tasty.

Ingredients

With such a short list of required ingredients, you should have no trouble getting it all together. Yet, there is some room for variety. You may choose to add other things to your honey butter recipe.

Honey, butter and cinnamon in dishes on table.

Honey

Let’s start off with some honey. It’s all the same right? Oh no, not really. There are many different types of honey that have unique flavors. The terms – orange blossom, clover or even Sourwood honey refer to the nectar source bees used to make it.

You will also find that the colors of honey varies a bit from one type to another. The most common everyday product found on the grocery shelf is often called – Wildflower – it will work very well.

While, there is no need to buy expensive varieties for making honey cinnamon butter – because the ground cinnamon will mask some of the flavor anyway. I will suggest, that if you use a darker variety- the end product will be darker.

I enjoy using local raw honey in my recipes and since it is dark in color (along with the cinnamon too), my honey butter is darker than some you may be familiar with.

Cinnamon

Ground cinnamon is available in several different varieties, sizes and price points. The common variety found at the grocery store will work just fine. Another option is Ceylon cinnamon. Because I wanted a rich, bold flavor (to match my darker honey) – that is what I used in this recipe.

Butter

Choose real butter for this recipe – any brand worker well. I prefer salted butter. But if you are concerned about salt or sodium content -unsalted butter will work very well. Margarine does not mix as well in my experience.

Process steps for making honey butter with cinnamon.

Instructions

Mixing up your honey, butter and cinnamon – it really does not come any easier than this. If your ingredients are at room temperature, the rest is a breeze.

  1. Add cubed room temperature butter to a mixing bowl.
  2. You could blend by hand but use the mixer. Start mixer on slow to begin breaking up the butter. You may have to use a spatula to clean out the attachment.
  3. Add honey to the mix and blend.
  4. Add cinnamon and beat just until mixture is combined.

Variations

Some recipes advise the addition of powdered sugar. This recipe for honey butter does not include confectioner’s sugar (or powdered sugar). You can add it if you wish to increase volume and make it easier to spread. However, it is not necessary for taste and I did not want the added calories.

Some people enjoy adding nuts to their cinnamon honey butter spread. Chopped walnuts or pecans are popular choices.

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To increase the flavor, you can add additional spices such as cloves or nutmeg – or a splash of vanilla extract.

Expert Tips

Anyone can make this delicious treat using an electric mixer, standing mixer or even a fork for very small batches. Don’t be surprised if it becomes one of your family’s favorite things for special occasions.

There are a few things to keep in mind when making cinnamon honey butter. The butter should be at room temperature – not right out of the refrigerator.

If you forget to set it out in advance, try gently warming it for a few seconds at a time in the microwave. However, take care that you do not melt it.

If you are using an electric mixer, the butter chunks may want to clog up in the attachment – use a spatula to clear it out and ensure good mixing.

During the mixing process, take care that you do not “over-whip” the ingredients. Too much beating with the mixer will generate heat that could cause your butter to melt.

When preparing to use your spread, it is best left out on the counter for a short while. This allows the butter and honey to thaw or adjust to room temperature and it spreads better.

The selection of ingredients can make a difference in the final sweetness of your spread. If you desire a sweeter taste – add more honey to the mixture.

Serving Suggestions

Once you have this delicious spread, what can you eat honey butter with? Yes, you could eat it straight from the spoon (I won’t tell). This delicious spread can be used in many ways and since it is rich – you only need a little. Try it on:

  • on warm bread or rolls – even bagels
  • a topping for pancakes or waffles
  • spread on fresh muffins or scones
  • melt and drizzle over freshly popped popcorn
  • brush a layer on freshly grilled corn

Consider baking your own blueberry honey scones to serve with your buttery spread. Another tasty combination is to use your spread on honey blueberry muffins!

Storage

Sealed in an airtight container, your cinnamon honey butter can sit on the counter for a few days. It lasts for weeks in the refrigerator. For long term storage – you can store it in the freezer.

Regular honey freezes well too. What an easy item to make and store in small jars for gifts too!

FAQs

Can I use unsalted butter to make cinnamon honey butter?

Yes, if you use unsalted butter then you can add a pinch of salt yourself and control the saltiness of the finished product.

Can you make vegan honey butter?

Some vegans do not eat honey. If you adhere to a strict vegan diet you would need to use plant based butter and a honey substitute.

What if my honey butter spread is too thick or thin?

If your cinnamon honey butter is too thick (and gently warming doesn’t help), you can add a bit more butter or honey. Both honey and butter react to room temperatures – they will spread better when slightly warm.

Finally

You are familiar with the physical states of liquid honey, creamed or even eating honeycomb paired with cheese. When combined with other tasty ingredients, honey in any form becomes a valued player.

For more healthy honey snack ideas, consider honey popsicles make with Greek yogurt and berries or these energy packed honey, peanut butter and oatmeal balls.

Admittedly, this is a sweet treat that should be consumed in moderation due to the calories and fat. However, it is a special spread that brings out the best flavor of each ingredient and can take a ho-hum meal to the next level of taste.

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White cup with cinnamon honey butter and pewter dipper.

Cinnamon Honey Butter Recipe

Charlotte Anderson @ Carolina Honeybees, LLC
A wonderful blend of ground cinnamon, raw honey and real butter creates the perfect spread for toast, bread, bagels and more.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Mix 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 44 kcal

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Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter (room temp – 2 sticks)
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 2 tbsp ground Ceylan Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Put the room temperature butter into a large bowl or mixing dish.
  • Add in the measured honey – it should be room temp – not cold – or hot.
  • Run mixer on slow stir speed for just a few seconds to combing the ingredients.
  • Dump in the measured ground cinnamon (and a few drops of vanilla extract if you wish).
  • Mix all ingredients on slow speed until well combined. Then, jar up your cinnamon honey butter in an air tight container.

Notes

*Do not whip the mixture too long or the generated heat will cause the butter to melt
**If you want a sweeter spread – double the amount of honey in the recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbspCalories: 44kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 16mgPotassium: 30mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
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